Jul 22, 2014
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • YouTube
  • RSS


Posts tagged: Wayne Wonder

Throwback Thursdays: Wayne Wonder x Def Jamaica x Federation Sound

Words by Jesse Serwer—

wayne-wonder-cnn-lexxus-anything-goes

The year was 2003, and dancehall was at its peak, attaining unprecedented infiltration of the U.S. and other global markets. Naturally, given the long-running connection and similarities between dancehall and rap, the hip-hop world wanted a piece of the action, and tracks featuring big-name rappers ‘longside  the day’s top dancehall deejays proliferated. One major result of this phenomenon was Def Jam’s Def Jamaica project, featuring the Meth and Red x Damian Marley collab “Lyrical. 44,” among other memorable tunes.

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


CONTEST: Be A VIP at #Federation15Miami (5/22)

Words by Jesse Serwer— Fed-15th-Anniversary-flyer-back3

This Thursday night in Miami we’re celebrating the 15th anniversary of Federation Sound, at one of our favorite venues, Blackbird Ordinary. If you’re in the 305, you should be there, too. Cham,Wayne Wonder and Chi Ching Ching (plus a few special guests we’re not at liberty to name) will be performing, while Federation, the Rice and Peas crew, Eccentrix Sound and Corey Chase will bring the sound. Miss Likklebit will even be there to hold things down on the dancing tip. (Check out more info here).

Tickets are for sale here but, if you were at our last Miami bashment, you know this one’s gonna be rammm, so we’re offering you an opportunity to make sure you don’t. We’re giving away a VIP package with free admission, plus a drink ticket, for you and a friend, and copies of the Federation 15, for you and a friend. To enter, post the flyer (above) to your Instagram, with the hashtag #Federatio15Miami and lyrics to your favorite song by either Cham, Wayne or Ching, by Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


EVENT: Federation Sound + LargeUp Present Wayne Wonder, Cham + Chi Ching Ching in Miami (5/22)

Words by LargeUp Crew—

Fed-15th-Anniversary-flyer-front2

It was a few weeks ago that we first told you about the party in Miami we’re throwing along with Federation Sound to celebrate their 15th anniversary. At the time, all we could reveal about the event, happening at Blackbird Ordinary on May 22, was the stacked DJ lineup consisting of Federation’s Max Glazer and Kenny Meez; DJ Gravy, Orijahnal Vibez and Micro Don of the Rice and Peas crew ; Silent Addy and Keemcentrix of Eccentrix Sound; and Corey Chase.

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Watch: 106 & Park Celebrates Caribbean Culture With Beenie Man, Vegas + Wayne Wonder

wayne, b, veg

As New York City geared up for Caribbean on Friday night, BET hosted a special Caribbean-themed edition of its daily music show 106 & Park featuring dancehall royalty Beenie Man, Mr Vegas and Wayne Wonder. In addition to live performances from all three, Beenie also premiered his brand-new video for “Thug Love” featuring Ce’cile (and produced by LU friend Khabir Bonner), which we premiered online a few hours later. Video of the 106 episode has now made it to the ‘Net too.

If you don’t mind sitting through a few commercials first, you can watch the full episode below via BET’s video player. Or go here to skip right to Beenie Man’s performance.

Tags:, , , , , , ,


Burrrrrrrruppppp!, Pt. II: LargeUp Interviews Nardo Ranks

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by DJ Gravy—

Last week, we brought you a taste of our recent reasoning session with dancehall legend Nardo Ranks. In round two of our interview, Na-na-na-na-na-Nardo reflects on his apprenticeship on Jamaica’s Caveman Hi Power sound, his early sparring sessions with Wayne Wonder, and why New York City embraced his music before Jamaicans did. And we had to ask him for the stories behind the favorites for which he is best known: “Rikers Island” (with Cocoa Tea), “Burrup” and “Them a Bleach.” True to form, the self-described “different kind of actor, natural kind of character and human factor” delivers each tale in colorful fashion.

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


LargeUp Premiere: Wayne Wonder’s “Caught Up” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

After a fairly quiet six years since 2007′s Foreva album, Wayne Wonder is back with a new video for “Caught Up,” from the upcoming album My Way. The ageless Wonder doesn’t look a day older than he did in “No Letting Go,” nearly a decade ago. Actually, he doesn’t look all that different than when he dropped his all-time classic “The Saddest Day” 20 years ago.

Tags:, , , , , , ,


Page 1 of 3123
-->